April 29, 2015

Ship takeover bears prints of 'Revolutionary Guard'

By Ilan Goldenberg

Iran's abrupt seizure of a commercial vessel in the Persian Gulf raises the big question of who exactly ordered the capture of the Maersk Tigris—and why.

Iranian forces seized the Marshall Islands-flagged ship on Tuesday, the Pentagon said, as the vessel was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz. There were no American crew members involved, but U.S. markets briefly fluctuated on a report from Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned news network, which said that the ship was American.

Read the full article at CNBC.

  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...